We were contacted by Police regarding a couple from Kent who had got lost on the descent from Scafell Pike due to thick mist. Through mobile phone we were able to locate them as between Lingmell Col and the top of Piers Gill. They received further directions to get them moving to where they were met by a small team on Lingmell Nose and helped back to Wasdale. Incident closed around 18:30. 6 people involved.
Incident started at 15:25 and ended at 18:30 making 3.1 hrs in total. There were 6 Wasdale team members involved and the incident occured at NY 211 079 (altitude 738 m). Total rescuer hours: 19